Year 2014 marks the 3rd Research Development and Extension (RDE) week celebration after the research development and extension interfaced.
The extension and research units have been existing for a long time. CMU had started to celebrate its marriage since year 2012. “We will have the long week celebration starting today to November 21, 2014”, University Extension Director Emmanuel T. Baltazar said during the opening program at the University Convention Center. The activity is anchored on the theme: Building dreams, Empowering Communities and Securing the Future.
This year’s celebration features the generation and utilization of knowledge to enhance capability and improve people’s quality of life. This is the time of thanksgiving for the resources of the previous year, the partnership forged, and the recognition of the community and industry partners of the University.
In her message, University President Dr. Maria Luisa Rupac- Soliven congratulated and thanked the RDE men and women for their efforts and success of the activities prepared for the celebration. “ I am happy to see more and more students involved. This is not only a thanksgiving but recognizing the effort on the technologies generated as well as the products produced. I am so very happy, and rest assured I am always here to support all your endeavors”, Dr. Soliven added.
Meanwhile, the Vice-President for Research and Extension Dr. Luzviminda T. Simborio expressed her warm felicitations to the people behind RDE accomplishments. “ I know that you are all inspired because RDE does not stop here, but you have to go out in the community where we served. The support of the administration contributed so much and let us work for this University-the Academic Paradise of the South”, Dr. Simborio said.
Part of the activities were the launching the 1st CMU Video Story, games spearheaded by the different colleges such as pakulo and gimiks, balik bata child games, show time, and variety show. The College of Nursing, likewise, presented the Alternative Medicine- Stem Cell Therapy.
IEC materials and CMU Journal of Science were also exhibited. There was a free access to the e-copy of abstracts of students undergraduate thesis from 1997 to 2014 and the University Research and Extension Projects/ Studies from 2012 to 2013.
Center of Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao (CEBREM) displayed posters and IEC materials generated form research on biodiversity. A book sale for Lycopodiaceae of the Philippine Islands, annotated Bibliography of the Philippine Biodiversity Filicopsida (Ferns), field guide for the pitcher plants of the Phils. and Philippine Medicinal Ferns and Lycopods was also held.